AIR FRYER PUNJABI SAMOSA PUFFS

Air Fryer Punjabi style Samosa Puffs are the ultimate vegetarian or vegan snack! The famous potato and pea samosas are made easy using ready-made puff pastry and quickly prepared in the air-fryer for a no-guilt appetizer. 

Air fryer Punjabi samosa puffs served in a oval tray with tomato ketchup, masala chai and green chutney next to it.





AIR FRYER SAMOSA PUFFS

These Punjabi Samosa puffs are made from a moreish flaky pastry that encases a mildly spiced potato and pea filling. 

Using a shop-bought ready-made pastry has ensured that these samosa puffs are super quick and easy to make. 

The filling of these puffs can so easily be adapted to suit your taste buds but I definitely recommend trying the recipe of the filling given below!

The filling, made with mashed potato, green peas and spices is delicately spiced and not too overpowering. The spice mix is a finger-licking blend of fresh green chilies and ginger, amchoor powder and special masala. 

We have made these Punjabi samosas in the Airfryer rather than baking because the puffs only needed around 5-7 minutes in the air fryer before they were ready to eat. 

To air fry our samosa puffs, we have used our Instant Pot Vortex 4-in-1 Air Fryer

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Samosa/Punjabi Samosa

I bet you all have tasted these triangle-shaped samosas once in your lifetime, no matter which part of the world you are in. 

Samosa is a deep-fried snack that is often served as a snack, appetizer, or starter for parties, weddings, and other events. 

The filling of the samosa may vary, according to the region, but potatoes and green peas are the most common. However, the shape of the samosa which is triangular remains the same.

The traditional method of making samosa is a little lengthy and requires a bit of skill. Especially the pastry of the Punjabi samosa needs lots of attention, accurate measurements, and skill.

Since traditional Punjabi samosa requires quite a bit of time and energy, readymade puff pastry works like a charm. 


Why you should make Air fryer Punjabi Puff Pastry Samosa 

There is not a single reason why you would not want to make these!

● These are air-fried, not deep fried

● A fun and tasty snack for all 

● Simple, easy and quick recipe

● Vegan, nut-free and soy-free 

● The filling can be customized 

● Crowd pleaser 

● Can be made in big batches and make ahead of time 

Air fryer punjabi samosa puffs in a oval tray, served with ketchup and chai tea.


How to serve puff pastry samosa

Samosas go wonderfully on their own or with chutney. A chutney like Gujarati date and tamarind chutney or a green chutney would go great. 

Some people like to eat their samosas with a cup of masala chai

During the Summer months, a cooling lassi such as Caramel or Rose Lassi or Piyush Lassi would go well. 

Or serve with a fresh green salad for lunch. 

Serve them at your next Birthday/Diwali/Thanksgiving/Christmas get-together.

Tips for the best Samosa Puffs

Use good quality ready-made puff pastry - I have noticed that own brand puff pastries tend not to be as good. 

The puff pastry should keep cold, take it out from the fridge only when you have other ingredients are ready or just 10 minutes before you start making it. 

If you're using a frozen puff pastry, you must thaw first in the refrigerator overnight. 

The filling should be very dry. Do not add a lot of oil when making the filling.

Also, it is very important that the filling should be cold before stuffing into the puff pastry, hot or warm stuffing will warm up the pastry and difficult to handle or it gets sticky.


Can I make Samosa Puffs in advance? 

You can definitely make the samosa puffs in advance at different stages during this recipe. 

Firstly, you can make the potato and pea filling ahead of time and keep it for a day in the fridge before using. 

You can also assemble the puffs and then store either in the fridge until ready to air fry. You can also freeze the puffs at this stage. 

If you freeze the puffs, the timings for air-frying will change. 

I would not recommend freezing once the puffs are cooked. 

Can I make puff samosa in any other shape?

Of course, now that we are making a fusion samosa, why stick to a triangle shape? That is the beauty of using a puff pastry, shape whatever way you want.

Make pinwheels, make pockets, parcels or check out our Chrismas Festive Puffs  


Ingredients for Punjabi Samosa Puffs

Exact measurements and methods in the recipe card below. 

Punjabi Potato and Pea Filling

Mashed Potatoes - For samosa fillings, use starchy potatoes rather than waxy in order to get a fluffy mash. We pressure cook our potatoes in our Instant Pot before peeling and mashing. 

Green peas - we used frozen green peas, but you can use fresh peas too. 

Oil - we used olive oil

Crushed spices: Coriander Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Whole black pepper, Cumin Seeds

Crushed fresh green chilies and ginger

Red chili powder

Turmeric powder

Garam Masala

Red chili flakes (optional)

Amchoor powder - aka raw mango powder. It is added to give a slight tartness. You can also use anardana powder or dried pomegranate powder. Alternatively, use a little lemon or lime juice

Fresh coriander leaves - finely chopped

Cashew and raisins - optional 

Puff Pastry

Ready-made puff pastry sheets

Kalonji - or onion seeds to sprinkle. Onion seeds lend a really delicious smokey and nutty flavour (you may use black sesame seeds or black poppy seeds)

Milk - acts as a glaze (for a very shiny glaze use egg wash if consuming)


Alternative eggless glazes

To keep our recipes pure vegetarian, we always use eggless glazes in our bakes. 

For this recipe, we have used a brushing of semi-skimmed milk. As the puffs only need air-frying for 5-7 minutes, the milk does not burn and just leaves a pleasing golden crust.

For other recipes where you do not mind a little sweetness, a brushing of light honey also leaves a shiny golden glaze on pastries. 


How to make Air Fryer Punjabi Samosa Puffs

How to make Punjabi Samosa Filling

1. Heat oil, add cumin seeds and crushed green chilies and ginger to a non-stick pan. Add cashew and raisins at this point if using

Step 1 - Oil, cumin seeds and chillies-ginger in a frying pan.



2. Add mashed potatoes and peas and mix ensuring the spices do not burn

Step 2 - mashed potato and green peas added into the frying pan with oil, cumin seeds and ginger-chillies



3. Add masalas such as red chilli powder and red chilli flakes, turmeric, garam masala, amchoor powder, salt. 

step 3 - spices added to the mashed potato mixture.




4. Add the pounded masala and fresh coriander. Mix and allow to cool completely. 

Step 4 fresh coriander and pounded masala added in the pan.



How to assemble Samosa Puffs

1. Lay the ready-made puff pastry flat on a surface


2. Cut into equal squares (we have cut into 3" squares)

Ready rolled puff pastry cut into 6 squares



3. Place the cooled filling to one side of the square

Samosa filling placed on the puff pastry square



4 Fold over the pastry to make a triangle

The puff pastry is folded over and made a triangle, pressed the edges with the fork



5.Press edges together gently and score with a fork


6.Glaze with milk and sprinkle kalonji

Brushing the milk on the puff pastry using pastry brush

kalonji seeds sprinkled on a punjabi samosa puffs


How to Air Fry Samosa Puffs


Preheat the Instant Pot Vortex Air Fryer to 180 C


Once prompted, add the puffs to the basket

Punjabi samosa puffs in air fryer basket




Air-fry for 5-7 minutes. Try 5 minutes for the first batch to how your puffs have cooked. 

Punaji samosa puffs air fried in the Instant pot air fryer

Air fried punjabi samosa puffs made using ready rolled puff pastry are served in a metal tray along with ketchup, green chutney and masala chai on a beige backdrop.



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Punjabi Samosa, Curry Puff, Veg Puff, Samosa Puff, Puff pastry samosa, savoury puffs, vegetarian puff pastry samosa
snacks, starter, appetiser,
Indian, British, American
Yield: 6 PIECES
Author: Hayley Dhanecha
AIR FRYER PUNJABI SAMOSA PUFFS

AIR FRYER PUNJABI SAMOSA PUFFS

Buttery puff pastry filled with delicious Indian Punjabi samosa mixture and air fried. These flakey vegetable puffs are delicious and easy to make.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 10 MinInactive time: 10 MinTotal time: 30 Min

Ingredients

Equipments/Tools
  • Air fryer
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Frying pan
  • Spatula
  • Fork
  • Pizza cutter
  • Stove
  • Parchment paper
  • Pastry brush
Ingredients
  • 1 packet ready roll puff pastry 
  • 1 large boiled potatoes
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tbsp crushed green chillies and ginger
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper, fennel and cumin seeds (roasted and lightly crushed)
  • 1 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp. amchoor powder
  • 1/4 tsp. red chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp. cashews and raisins (optional)
  • Freshly chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp. kalonji 
  • 2 tbsp. Milk 

Instructions

Make Punjabi Samosa Filling
  1. Heat oil, add cumin seeds and crushed green chilies and ginger to a non-stick pan. Add cashew and raisins at this point if using. Mash the boiled potatoes. 
  2. Add mashed potatoes and peas and mix ensuring the spices do not burn
  3. Add masalas such as red chilli powder and red chilli flakes, turmeric, garam masala, amchoor powder, salt.
  4. Add the pounded masala and fresh coriander. Mix and allow to cool completely.
Assemble Samosa Puffs
  1. Lay the ready-made puff pastry flat on a clean surface/chopping board
  2. Cut into equal squares (we have cut into 3" squares)
  3. Place the cooled filling to one side of the square. 
  4. Fold over the pastry to make a triangle
  5. Press edges together gently and score with a fork
  6. Glaze with milk and sprinkle kalonji.
Air fry Punjabi Samosa Puffs
  1. Preheat the Instant Pot Vortex Air Fryer to 180 C
  2. Once prompted, add the puffs to the basket.
  3. Air-fry for 5-7 minutes. Try 5 minutes for the first batch to how your puffs have cooked.
  4. Remove and air fry the next batch. 

Notes:

For a vegan option use vegan milk for glazing the puffs.

Red chilli flakes is an optional ingredient.

We forgot to add cashews and raisins whilst taking pictures, if you want to add, add the same time when you add ginger chillies.

If using a frozen pastry, make sure you thaw in the refrigerator a few hours before.

If not using a ready rolled pastry or using a block follow the instructions from the packet.

Calories

146.45

Fat (grams)

6.48

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.66

Carbs (grams)

19.36

Fiber (grams)

2.32

Net carbs

17.04

Sugar (grams)

4.96

Protein (grams)

3.70

Sodium (milligrams)

114.23

Cholesterol (grams)

5.37

The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.

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9 comments

  1. Love these air fried samosa. Using puff pastry as the crust was so easy to put together. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe.

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  2. That's fabulous alternative to make samosa with puff pastry. Moreover you have air fried it so one can eat without the guilt of stuffing oneself with calorie ridden snacks.
    The samosas look picture perfect and delicious.

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  3. Usually I add the normal samosa filling to puff pastry especially when we have guest over for dinner. Love your idea of using Punjabi samosa filling.

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  4. These samosas looks flaky and delicious. Who will deny the no guilt snacks? perfect with chai or coffee...

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  5. I would always say that ready to bake puff pastry sheets are a blessing. Now add that blessing with another one (air fryer) and it is the best ever! Love everything about this recipe especially the ease and simplicity.

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  6. Air fryer samosa puff looks so delicious. We love making these puff and call them patties as we used to get them back in our school canteen. Love the spicy Punjabi potato masala that goes in the samosa and you have made it just the way I make .

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  7. Making samosas in air fryer makes it so guilt free. Love how flaky the samosas look ! Using puff pastry makes the job all the more easier.

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  8. I remember I used to buy puff patties with potato and peas stuffing back in school college days, your post is making me feel nostalgic. They look absolutely crsipy and delicious.

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  9. the samosa looks a perfect tea time gathering. I am so happy to see the puffed layered of the pastry so easily made in the airfryier

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